Families, military prepare for soldiers' funerals
Separate funerals will be held this week for the two Australian soliders killed in Afghanistan last week.
Day-long firefight at Afghan police post
Taliban militants attacked a police post in central Afghanistan overnight, sparking a day-long battle which killed eight policemen, four civilians and nine militants, a provincial governor said.
BP called on to start oil spill compo fund
The White House is demanding that BP create a special account to pay compensation claims arising from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.